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Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at with silks and fabrics from the Royal collection.

Join us on a behind the scenes tour at the Warner Textile Archive to explore the history of Warner & Sons supplying silks and velvets to royalty.

Learn about the process of making the fine fabrics for the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 and how Warner & Sons pioneered the creation of Cloth
of Gold in 1902.

See silk woven for Queen Victoria, alongside the wedding dress design for Queen Mary in 1893.

Guide Prices

Price: £20pp
Visits last approximately 2.5 hours. Full disabled access.

Map & Directions

Warner Textile Archive - Behind the Scenes Tours


Silks Way, BRAINTREE, Essex, CM7 3GB
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Tel01376 328868

Opening Times

October (5 Oct 2022)
November (18 Nov 2022)

* 28 May - 10.30am to 1pm
30 June - 10.30am to 1pm
5 October - 1pm to 3.30pm
18 November - 10.30am to 1pm

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